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Animal Rescue of Fresno: A Look Back at 2017

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Wendy Hunter


Well kids, the year 2017 has finally tucked its tired tail between its legs and is officially leaving the building. Let’s all say it together; good riddance! What a tumultuous twelve months it’s been, and we’ve seen it all from the Good; an amazing Total Solar Eclipse, the Bad; Mother Nature’s wrath of wildfires and hurricanes, and the Ugly; cruel terrorist attacks and heartless massacres.

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New Year Mystery Catchup!

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We are catching up on some reviews for your beginning of the new year reading-“A Crime of Poison” A Silver Six Crafting Mystery by Nancy Haddock, “A Late Frost” An Orchard series by Sheila Connolly, “Etched in Tears” A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery by Cheryl Hollon,“Stay Calm and Collie On” A Pet Palace Mystery by Lane Stone and “That Olde White Magick” An Abracadabra Mystery by Sharon Pape.

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The Soup Quest

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Healthy Eating in the Valley SECTION

by Tom Sims



Sometimes, I eat alone. When I do so, my options are broader, brighter, and easier. But I do not always eat alone. When I eat with others, it is not necessary for my health that I eat. I have other ways of getting nutrition, but it is more pleasant and more of a celebration if I can order and savor something from the menu.

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Whisker Tickled Companion Rats & Rescue

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Diana Hockley SECTION

by Diana Hockley


KRL believes in supporting animal rescue in its many forms in any way that we can. This week we are interviewing Jaimie about her local rat rescue, Whisker Tickled, located in the Fresno, CA area.

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Ears For Murder By Sue Owens Wright: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are a dog lover who loves mysteries, Ears For Murder by Sue Owens Wright is the perfect book for you! It is the fifth book in her series, featuring writer Elsie “Beanie” MacBean and her Basset Hound Cruiser.

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Journalists: Fake News or Guardians of Democracy? A seasoned journalist in Visalia answers the question

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Books & Tales SECTION

by Evelyne Vivies


When I decided to write an article about the man that inspired me to become a writer, little did I know how much hand wringing I’d be doing in front of my keyboard. As I sat, wondering how to do him justice, I also wondered how I could possibly leave the politics out of it. Given the man, given the times. This was no easy feat for me, a novice, but frank speaking writer.

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Bloodstains With Brontë By Katherine Bolger Hyde: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa



Katherine Bolger Hyde has penned a very entertaining series that combines a clever mystery with classic literature. First published in July 2016 with Arsenic with Austen, we are introduced to Emily Cavanaugh who has inherited a fortune from her great aunt. It includes Windy Corners, a beautiful Victorian estate, and a considerable amount of real estate in the nearby town of Stony Beach, Oregon.

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Dog is in the Details By Neil S. Plakcy: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Steve Levitan and his golden retriever, Rochester, are attending the blessing of the animals at their synagogue when a disruption occurs with the unexpected arrival of Rabbi Goldberg’s brother, Joel. After sending Joel to his study the rabbi apologizes to the Temple Elders for his brother’s behavior and explains that Joel suffers from schizophrenia.

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A Spoonful of Magic By Irene Radford: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE January 6 ISSUE

IN THE Fantasy & Fangs SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


If a woman receives photos of her husband, “G” (for Gabriel), having sex with another woman, she kicks him out, right? If she finds out that the rat is actually a wizard marshal fighting magical baddies, and their children and his son are developing powers, should she let him back into her life?

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You Are the Top! Top Favorites From 2017

FROM THE January 3 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


In 2017 I reviewed over 150 marvelously entertaining books along with connecting with loads of talented and delightfully friendly authors. Set with the task of choosing my top favorites for the year has been a serious challenge since every single book, and a few television shows, have/has provided me with hours of entertainment and some inspiration…So, drum roll, please!

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From Billy Graham to Brokenness: A Beyond the Farthest Star Movie Review

FROM THE January 3 ISSUE

IN THE Movies SECTION

by Trista Holmes


On December 5, 2017, the pathway for faith-based film was forever changed. A brilliant screenplay by Andrew Librizzi was released onto DVD, after having a run in select theaters throughout the United States and Canada in 2015. Beyond the Farthest Star sets the bar much higher for films with a Christian message. This film truly captivates the audience, both believer and non-believer, from the first breath of the first scene.

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Consumption: A Short Story

FROM THE January 2 ISSUE

IN THE Terrific Tales SECTION

by Maggie-beth Rees


“To be consumed by our overlords is our heart’s desire,” said the teacher. “It is not an easy path, nor is it painless. Especially not painless.
“Some are never chosen at all. In their shame, they will lie forgotten in the dirt, slowly dying as the sun beats down upon them.

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Don’t Fear We Are On Vacation! Happy New Year!

FROM THE December 30 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham



Do not panic KRL has not disappeared we are just on our first ever end of year vacation! We will be back with a full issue again on January 6, 2018 and there will still be some midweek articles before that. In the meantime, this is the perfect time to catch up on any articles you may have missed!

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5 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Home and Family

FROM THE December 29 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Jane Brown



Protecting your family and home is not always easy, as there are countless things and people in this world that wreak havoc on others’ lives. By doing a few things, you can better protect what’s yours and make it more difficult for others to take what isn’t theirs.

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